Decorating with books

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 Books make such a great decorating accessory! Decorating with books is a great way to  warm up a room. Plus they’re inexpensive and so easy to decorate with. There are many ways you can use books in your decor.

Create a bright vignette.

Coffee table books

Good Housekeeping

Add personalized details and tie them in a bundle.

Decorating with books

LaTeeDa Kids

Bring in some color. I am obsessed with this room!

Reading room

Hudson Interior Designs 

Use them them in a natural display.

Natural vignette

Coco Lapine Design 

They’re great for adding height to smaller accessories.

shelf styling with booksMyDomaine

Perfectly fill in bookshelves.

coral and books


You can also use them as a backdrop for greenery.

perfectly styled shelves


Notice how they warm this space up.

cool living room


Books are one of the best decorating accessories out there. Decorating with books can add character to your home & help tell your story. And isn’t that what decorating is really all about?

10 Ways to Decorate With Books


  1. I like the idea of having books as decorative instruments but I’m a bit worried for those who have kids in their homes, they might tear them apart. Any helpful suggestions?

    1. Yes, I would suggest bundling the books together and tying them firmly with twine or jute. Young children won’t be able to undo the knot in the twine.

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